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BAGSX Baird Aggregate Bond Inv

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Similarity
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100% 96% 87%
Annual Fees
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$56.14
(0.55% Exp. Ratio)
$43.89
(0.43% Exp. Ratio)
$41.85
(0.41% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.07% annual return
$15,682.17 $16,259.90 $16,358.16
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$577.73 +$675.99
Return
As of 10/31/16
1 YR RETURN 4.80%
3 YR 3.82%
5 YR 3.84%
10 YR 4.75%
1 YR RETURN 5.83%
3 YR 3.86%
5 YR 4.03%
10 YR 5.28%
1 YR RETURN 5.33%
3 YR 4.21%
5 YR 4.54%
10 YR 4.98%
Description
The investment seeks an annual rate of total return, before fund expenses, greater than the annual rate of total return of the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in the following types of U.S. dollar‑denominated debt obligations: U.S. government and other public‑sector entities; asset‑backed and mortgage‑backed obligations of U.S. and foreign issuers; corporate debt of U.S. and foreign issuers. It only invests in debt obligations rated investment grade at the time of purchase by at least one major rating agency or, if unrated, determined by Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated to be investment grade.
The investment seeks a high and stable rate of current income, consistent with long-term preservation of capital. The fund invests in a diversified portfolio of high-quality bonds and other debt securities. Under normal circumstances, the fund will invest at least 80% of its total assets in (1) investment-grade debt securities and (2) cash equivalents. "Investment grade" means securities rated Baa3 or higher by Moody's Investors Service, or BBB- or higher by Standard & Poor's Ratings Group or Fitch Ratings, or equivalently rated by any nationally recognized statistical rating organization, or, if unrated, deemed to be of similar quality by Dodge & Cox.
The investment seeks to maximize total return through income and capital appreciation. Under normal market conditions, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus borrowings for investment purposes) in a portfolio of bonds, including but not limited to corporate, government and mortgage bonds, which, at the time of purchase, are rated investment-grade (e.g., rated at least BBB- by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services or Baa3 by Moody's Investors Service, Inc.) or have an equivalent rating by a nationally recognized statistical rating organization ("NRSRO"), or are of comparable quality if unrated.

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